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Taman Bamboo – Photo: Nicholas Manai Numerous complaints had been posted on Facebook, local media about this persistent problem of clogged drains around Bintulu. In some cases, such drains were quickly cleaned by the local authority, while in most cases...

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PAS says MH17 Crash ‘punishments for Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines cabin crew preparing drinks including alcoholic drinks. The youth leader of a Malaysian opposition party has claimed the MH17 tragedy was God punishing Malaysia Airlines for serving alcohol on its flights and its “indecent” dress code. Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman, the youth information chief of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), said the serving of alcohol, which...

Court fines road bully Kiki RM5,000 and 240 hours community work

iti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin. A woman, who gained notoriety after she was filmed [scroll down for videos] hammering an elderly man’s vehicle with a steering lock, was fined RM5,000 or in default three months’ jail. The Sessions Court also ordered Siti Fairrah Ashykin Kamaruddin (pic),...

Tough road ahead for MAS after two major incidents in six months

Malaysia Airlines plane on the tarmac of KLIA. Photo: Flickr/Stardex Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will have a tough road ahead to rebuild its image as consumer sentiments on its safety record will be deeply affected with two major incidents within six months. Hong Leong...

Deleted posts suggest Ukraine rebels downed Malaysian jet in error

Self-proclaimed prime minister of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” Alexander Borodai (C) at the crash site. Social media posts by pro-Russian insurgents — most of them hastily removed — suggest the rebels thought they had shot down a Ukrainian...

Antoine Griezmann devastated after French exits the World Cup

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Antoine being consoled by teammate ‘This is the biggest disappointment of my career,” Antoine Griezmann, 23, told RTL after his team’s defeat to Germany in the World Cup quarter-final...

Belgium two goals in extra ends U.S World Cup dream

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Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (7) slips a shot past Tim Howard in the first extra session. Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku sealed a thrilling 2-1 victory for Belgium over a spirited United States on Tuesday and set up a World Cup quarter-final clash with Argentina. After dominating normal time and being frustrated by an inspired...

World Cup 2014 Group E: France beats Honduras 3-0

Recap of yesterday matches between France and Honduras. The Les Blues Les Blues dominated the opening period and led 1-0 at half-time. Wilson Palacios barged into the back of Paul Pogba, conceding a penalty and seeing a red card. It was...

Messi fooled by Ronaldinho lookalike Robinson at Argentina training

Ronaldinho lookalike being escorted by securities off the pitch. A Ronaldinho lookalike managed to evade security and access to Argentina star player Lionel Messi yesterday. Lionel Messi immediately burst into laughter when he was approached...

World Cup 2014 opening match Brazil 3 Croatia 1

Neymar scores two goals help Brazil beat Croatia 3-1. Brazil rode a wave of national fervour to launch the World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Croatia on Thursday as an opening day which began with violent clashes gave way to an outpouring...

Fake gadget topped complaints in 2013 among Malaysians

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Can you tell the fake? Thousands of Malaysians duped into buying fake gadgets lured by their ridiculously slashed prices last year according to the National Consumer Complaints Centre (NCCC). The bulk...

WWF Malaysia urges Pulau Bruit villagers to play roles in conservation

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Pulau Bruit villagers pulling the 300kg sawfish ashore World Wide Fund for Nature – Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia) is saddened by the 300kg-sawfish caught off Pulau Bruit, stating that the sawfish is a critically...

Prehistoric, rare and endangered sawfish caught by fishermen in Daro

Rare and endangered sawfish caught by fishing nets in Daro Fishermen at Kampung Bruit, Daro allegedly caught rare and endangered sawfish species recently after it was entangled in their fishing nets. “I...

Facebook manhunt for alleged cheater impersonating as custom officer

Manhunt for an alleged cheater on Facebook This is social media Facebook type of manhunt. It fast, uncensored, personal and unpredictable often furious. It started with a post warning netizen not to fall...

Water sports you know longer see in Bintulu

Wind surfing at Kellog beach, Bintulu. Photo: Edward Nicholl.

Wind surfing at Kellog beach, Bintulu. Photo: Edward Nicholl. Wind surfing. Yup people do wind surfing in Bintulu decades ago, at time when our beaches were spanning miles long. This rare photo of an...

Promenade Hotel & Resorts almost ready to open before year end

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Promenade Hotel, Bintulu The newest hotel in town Promenade Hotel located at the newest business district in Bintulu – Bintulu Sentral – is shaping up pretty quickly. Here are latest photos...

Photos of Tanjung Batu, Bintulu in the early 1990′s

Tanjung Batu in the early 1990′s – Flickr/Edward Nicholl This is how Tanjung Batu beach look like in the early 1990′s – pretty much natural, rather pristine – recalls Edward...

Beautiful idyllic village in Dalat

pic – flickr/Canonreflex Only been to Dalat once, sometime in 2007 but not at this particular village. It is a district in Mukah Division, the 11th administrative divisions in Sarawak. Dalat is a...